Member Spotlight: Tanu Kumar

As an avid lover of cities, Tanu has spent her career crafting plans to create more accessible public spaces, vibrant business districts, and sustainable communities. Tanu is a recent transplant to the Hudson Valley area of Upstate NY, and is now working with small and medium-sized cities in the region to leverage the recent growth in the arts, tourism, and culture economies to create more broad-based opportunities and equitable outcomes.

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Member Spotlight: Erica Helms

In July 2019, Erica will begin a new role as Chief Advancement Officer at New York Restoration Project, an organization that builds and supports open space and community gardens across the city. As a native New Yorker, she believes that thriving green spaces where people can garden, play, and learn are essential to making the city livable and sustainable.

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Member Spotlight: Selassie Atadika

After over a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work with the United Nations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, Selassie Atadika completed course work at the Culinary Institute of America. Atadika brought her innovative approach, ‘New African Cuisine’ home in 2014.

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Member Spotlight: Wendy Millet

New Pleiades sister Wendy Millet combines a passion for the outdoors, 20+ years in conservation, and insight from a lifetime working with horses, to her work as Director of TomKat Ranch. TomKat Ranch is an educational ranch, an hour south of San Francisco, with a mission to raise healthy food in a way that regenerates the planet and inspires others to action.

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Member Spotlight: Jen Palmer

For 20 years, Member Jen Palmer has explored and researched in 40+ countries, working together with local communities on issues such human/wildlife conflict, endangered species, and climate change. She launched Women for Wildlife as an international movement to support, empower and unite women and girls around the world who are passionately devoted to wildlife and conservation.

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Member Spotlight: Rachel Caplan

More than movies— a movement! I launched the San Francisco Green Film Festival in 2011 as I’m passionate about films as the catalyst to spark green ideas and action. SFGFF just wrapped its biggest edition to-date in September, in partnership with the Global Climate Action Summit. The Festival brought together 4,800 people with over 60 films and 100 international guest speakers at venues across the city.

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